- Shanghai Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities has released its 2012 results, ranking the top 500 universities internationally.
- The rankings are based on factors including Nobel Prizes and Fields Medals, citations of faculty members and per capita academic performance.
- According to the ARWU list's rankings, the top 10 universities in the world are:
- Harvard University
- Stanford University
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
- University of California, Berkeley
- University of Cambridge
- California Institute of Technology
- Princeton University
- Columbia University
- University of Chicago
- University of Oxford
From the article:
"... According to the Academic Ranking of World Universities -- a research center at Shanghai Jiao Tong University -- Harvard University comes out on top, and American universities take eight of the top 10 spots. ..."